Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Play It Forward (January 2015), Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007), and Down For Whatever (July 2005).
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I've Been Tagged... Gimme Five.
I've been tagged. Thanks Shelley! Because I had not yet finished my writing blog entry for the day, lol. This is a great in-the-meantime post.
What were you doing 5yrs ago? Being overweight. Being negative about things out of my control, and things I could control but didn't take responsibility for. Worrying about getting older. Eating all the time. Partying WAY too much. (How sad is that? I disguised it so well back then.)
Yesterday? Prepped 30 press kits to mail. Worked the day job. Talked to Clay and Rashid and No4Real4Real about things we're working on. Went to the gym. Watched Bold and the Beautiful on TiVo (excellent episode... Bridget told her mom, Brooke, to go to h-e-double hockey sticks after catching her with her fiancee -- the 2nd fiancee/husband mom has stolen from her!)
5 snacks I enjoy? Salt and vinegar chips. Special K Vanilla Almond cereal. Nutter Butter cookies. Green grapes. Blueberry Morning cereal.
5 songs I know all the words to? "This Time I Know It's For Real" by Donna Summer "I May Hate Myself In The Morning (But I'm Gonna Love You Tonight)" by Lee Ann Womack "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey "It's My Turn" by Diana Ross
5 things I'd do with a million dollars? Share Save Send most to parents and sister Small house purchase Set up scholarship to send a kid like me or cousin to college
5 bad habits I have? Thinking I'm not working hard enough Wondering what people are thinking Afternoon trips to campus bookstore for bad snacks (see favorite snacks above) Not calling as much as I should Internet surfing while at work (but always get my work done... still!)
5 favorite TV shows? Young and the Restless Bold and the Beautiful Six Feet Under Good Times Soul Food
5 biggest joys of the moment? Being a published author Meeting cool peeps and readers while on book tour Maintaining 35+ lb. weight loss that I started last summer Having proud parents and family Being alive -- haven't always made the wisest choices, but I'm wiser now!
5 favorite toys? Laptop Cell -- especially text messaging Books (do those count?) Car TiVo (for tv shows I never get around to watching... so sad) (I don't tend to have a lot of toys... muy expensive)
Author of 3 QPOC/LGBT novels: Down For Whatever (05); Right Side of the Wrong Bed (08); Play It Forward (January 2015). www.FrederickLSmith.com @fsmith827
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